Monday, December 31, 2012

THE CITY with NO FIREWORKS and FIRECRAKERS

Davao City was the first city who passed an ordinance to ban FIRECRACKERS and FIREWORKS here in the Philippines since 2001.  This will be our 12th year celebrating NEW YEAR without a BIG BANG and BOOM.  Missing hearing that loud noise coming from JUDAS BELT(Sinturon ni Hudas), SUPER LOLO, SUPER PLA-PLA, JUMBO FOUNTAIN, WHISTLE BOMB, KUWITIS, BAWANG, BULALAKAW, and etc...But this is a great help to stop major injuries coming from these firecrackers and fireworks.  

Davao City had acquired the ZERO CASUALTIES both CHRISTMAS EVE and NEW YEARS.  

DavaoeƱos have found other ways to mark the event.  WE BLOW HORNS, BANG PANS, SHOUT LOUDER, MAKE OUR SOUND SYSTEM even more LOUDER, POLICE and FIRETRUCKS SIREN, CLANGING OF BELLS from our CHURCHES.  We called it here the DAVAO NOISE BARRAGE. 


photo credit: Keith Bacongco via photopin

Video credit to backpackreport


The safest and simple way in WELCOMING NEW YEAR 2013!!!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

DAVAO CITY TOURISM POSTERS

How to convince visitors by making a Movie Poster. An idea on how to invite tourists to come to our city by means of putting such theme from a movie. Here are some of the entries of FILM EXPO 2012 CITY TOURISM POSTERS from DAVAO CITY TOURISM ALBUM:








See the creativity of my fellow Dabawenyos.  Look at what they have made out from a MOVIE POSTERS.

KUDOS TO YOU ALL!!!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

DAVAO IS MY PLACE: YELLOW GATE ADVENTURE RESORT in DAVAO

DAVAO IS MY PLACE: YELLOW GATE ADVENTURE RESORT in DAVAO: Yellow Gate Adventure Resort is a 28-hectare mountain resort, accessible on a 1-hour drive from Davao City and its independently owned by B...

YELLOW GATE ADVENTURE RESORT in DAVAO

Yellow Gate Adventure Resort is a 28-hectare mountain resort, accessible on a 1-hour drive from Davao City and its independently owned by Babao Estate Development Corporation.  It's closest place in Davao City for clienteles to unwind and relax.




Yellow Gate will soon be the hub of great outdoor adventure activities because of its unspoiled lush and verdant mountain greenery.


EUROPEAN inspired REST HOUSE
can accommodate 70 persons 


And its stunning destination great for one great adventure the likes of:



  • ZIP LINES 


  • CAVING 






  • HIKING, WALKING and BIKING TRAILS


  • TYROLEAN DROP ADVENTURE



 
They also have challenging course, like trail running and rappelling.

The place is in the highest point that ranges 4,280 feet above sea level.  Where temperature goes down at its coolest 14 degrees amidst foggy weather.


  


And soon to have the only first ever resort giving option to clienteles choice for a heated pool right on the spot.



PROMO RATES:

  • Economy Rooms (Good for 2)= PHp700
  • Duplex (Good for 2)=PHp1,500
  • Attic (Capacity of 30-40pax, minimum of 10pax) PHp250/HEAD
  • Zip Line = ADULT: PHp300/HEAD, CHILDREN: PHp200/HEAD
  • Caving= PHp100/HEAD
  • LPG USE= depending on the number of pax
  • Tyrolean Drop Adventure= by appointment
  • HEATED POOL= SOON!!!

Photo credit to YELLOW GATE DAVAO 

Saturday, September 29, 2012

DAVAO IS MY PLACE: SMLA Grand Opening Aerial Shot

DAVAO IS MY PLACE: SMLA Grand Opening Aerial Shot: From a hovering chopper of Aero-Tour Services, the enormous structure of the newly-opened SM Lanang is an amazing view to gaze at with the...

SMLA Grand Opening Aerial Shot

From a hovering chopper of Aero-Tour Services, the enormous structure of the newly-opened SM Lanang is an amazing view to gaze at with the Davao Gulf and Samal Island at its background. SM Lanang, which opened on Friday, is considered as the largest mall in the island of Mindanao.



Video and Description credit to kmanlupig of Philippine Daily Inquirer

Monday, September 17, 2012

DAVAO IS MY PLACE: The newest urban community in Davao City- DAMOSA F...

DAVAO IS MY PLACE: The newest urban community in Davao City- DAMOSA F...: THE ANFLOCOR (ANtonio FLOirendo CORporation) Group of Companies through its property development arm DAMOSA LAND INC. (DLI) present the fi...

The newest urban community in Davao City- DAMOSA FAIRLANE

THE ANFLOCOR (ANtonio FLOirendo CORporation) Group of Companies through its property development arm DAMOSA LAND INC. (DLI) present the firm's first housing project and the newest urban residential community in Davao City, the Damosa Fairlane.

DAVAO IS MY PLACE: DAVAO FEELS EVEN BIGGER: SM Lanang Premier

DAVAO IS MY PLACE: DAVAO FEELS EVEN BIGGER: SM Lanang Premier: SM Prime’s biggest and first-of-its-kind premier mall development project in Mindanao, SM Lanang Premier opens its doors on September 28. L...

DAVAO FEELS EVEN BIGGER: SM Lanang Premier

OPENING WEEKEND EVENTS AT SM LANANG PREMIER

WORLD-CLASS PERFORMANCES AT THE ATRIUM EVENT CENTER

SEPT 28 — 10 AM DJ Callum, 1 PM Manila String Machine

SEPT 29 — The Kitchen Musical Cast
SEPT 30 — Jay Cayuca

PARTY AT THE PARK

SEPT 28 — 7PM The Zombettes
SEPT 29 — 7PM The Big Party with Republiq resident DJ Mars Miranda, Ace Ramos & Martin Pulgar
SEPT 30 — 7PM Davao’s Top DJ’s Torch, Wacky & Keelo





SM Prime’s biggest and first-of-its-kind premier mall development project in Mindanao, SM Lanang Premier opens its doors on September 28.

Located along JP Laurel Avenue in the northern part of the city, the elegant origami-inspired structure will house first in Mindanao state-of-the-art amenities such as IMAX Theatre, SM Center Stage, and the Skygarden. Also making a landmark is the country’s longest dancing fountain with 122-meter stretch of water jets.

Along with the SM mall mainstays SM Department Store, SM Supermarket, Watsons, Ace Hardware, and other major SM Retail affiliates (first open stores in Davao) Our Home and Kultura, the American chain of trendy clothing and accessory retailer Forever21 is opening with the mall. Plus, opening soon will be SM Bowling Center and the Science Discovery Center.


Responding to the city’s need for a modern convention facility, the mall will have no less than the Davao SMX Convention Center at its 3rd floor. To complement the facilty, Park Inn Hotel by Radisson will be operational in 2013. The hotel building is located in the compound and offers convenient access to the mall through a bridgeway.

SM Lanang Premier’s world-class entertainment and convention facilities raise the bar in the malling league not only in Davao City but to the rest of the region as well.











For more info please visit SM LANANG PREMIER

Sunday, September 9, 2012

DAVAO IS MY PLACE: The Haven's Peak Highland Resort

DAVAO IS MY PLACE: The Haven's Peak Highland Resort: Video courtesy of The Haven's Peak Going there is a skyline experience combine with excitement.  Guests/Tourists will love this pl...

The Haven's Peak Highland Resort


Video courtesy of The Haven's Peak

Going there is a skyline experience combine with excitement.  Guests/Tourists will love this place situated at the top of Maragusan Hill, Compostela Valley(COMVAL).

It's truly remarkable and very impressive that has been recognized as a worth-it destination for travelling tourists and visitors.

If you are looking for a place to find serenity and at the same time to unwind and chill-out, THE HAVEN'S PEAK HIGHLAND RESORT is  a perfect place to connect with nature.  

Maragusan is considered as one of the summer capital of Davao Region.


Rates:

For overnight stay of medium capacity
  • Mansaka House (2 persons capacity)
  • Bagobo House (3 persons capacity with view deck)
  • Ifugao House (3 persons capacity)
  • T’boli House (maximum of 5 persons capacity)
Overnight stay in all tribal huts (Couple with 2 kids or 3 adults) with pool and complimentary meal for 2 – Php 1,400.00

Dormitory (32 persons capacity) – Php 350.00 per person
  • Special rates available for group reservations
  • Complimentary meal
Extra person/bedding – Php 150.00

Amenities:

  • Function Hall
  • Terraza Adela
  • Pool
  • Lantaw Barbeque and Seafood Grill House
  • Mini Bar


GOOD NEWS there is already a proposed CABLE CAR TERMINAL for The Haven's Peak Visitors/Guests, you will not take anymore their 208 STEPS just to be on the top of the resort.

   
Photo credit to Mr. Art Boncato

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

DAVAO IS MY PLACE: DAVAO ARTISTIC, CULTURAL and HISTORICAL HERITAGE

DAVAO IS MY PLACE: DAVAO ARTISTIC, CULTURAL and HISTORICAL HERITAGE: Davao was created as a city when Assemblyman Romualdo C. Quimpo of Davao sponsored a bill in Congress in March 16, 1936, making Davao a char...

DAVAO ARTISTIC, CULTURAL and HISTORICAL HERITAGE

Davao was created as a city when Assemblyman Romualdo C. Quimpo of Davao sponsored a bill in Congress in March 16, 1936, making Davao a chartered city.  The said bill was signed into law by President Manuel L. Quezon on October 16, 1936.  The formal inauguration was held on March 1, 1937.

But before that Davao was known to be the melting pot of cultures.  The traditions, the history, the socio-economic, demographic surroundings that makes Davao so unique compared to other places here in the Philippines.  Consist of 10 tribes and soon to be 11 tribes:

  
  1. CLATA(BAGOBO TRIBES)
  2. MAGUINDANAON
  3. OVU MANOVO
  4. MATIGSALUG
  5. ATA
  6. KAGAN
  7. TAGABAWA
  8. TAUSOG
  9. MARANAO
  10. SAMA
  11. the new tribe: IRA-NUN
Though diverse in different cultures and beliefs they have one thing in common:  They offer thanksgiving, dancing and singing for the bountiful blessings they called it PAHIDUNGOG.

They are also RICH in their ARTS & CRAFTS.  Very beautiful and artistry made.  So elegant that even today's generation can appreciate their works.












  

Preserved works of arts from our TRIBES.  Restore their traditions and cultures for the next generation to see and admire , though we are sweep from the urbanization.  It is proper for all DABAWENYOS, natives or migrants, to be proud of Davao City as one of the fastest growing cities in the Philippines.

  

Monday, August 20, 2012

DAVAO IS MY PLACE: FACTS ABOUT KADAYAWAN

DAVAO IS MY PLACE: FACTS ABOUT KADAYAWAN: Do you know that the Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival originated from the tradition of thanksgiving among the indigenous communities c...

FACTS ABOUT KADAYAWAN

Do you know that the Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival originated from the tradition of thanksgiving among the indigenous communities called PAHINUNGOD.  


MAYOR ELIAS B. LOPEZ

In 1970's, Mayor ELIAS B. LOPEZ, a Bagobo, initiated feasts in the poblacion with representatives from different ethno-linguistic groups TAGABAWA, CLATA, ATA, MANOBO, MANSAKA, MANDAYA and the ISLAMIZED Indigenous Communities.

The first title of the feast "KADAYAWAN SA DABAW" was "APO DUWALING" Festival.  This is DAVAO known for:


MT.APO, DURIAN and WALING-WALING

In 1988, "APO DUWALING" later change to KADAYAWAN SA DABAW which Dabawnon expression for anything is good, excellent and brings great fortune.  "Dayaw"-good, "Madayaw"-blissful.

WHICH OF THE LOGO'S DO YOU THINK CAPTURES THE ESSENCE OF KADAYAWAN SA DABAW FESTIVAL?

1990's up to 2007

2008 to 2010


2011 to present

In year 2005-2010 Kadayawan was revered(admired) as the FESTIVAL OF FESTIVALS.  WHY?  Because this is the only City in the Philippines that celebrates many FESTIVALS in one.
  1. Mindanao Indigenous Dance Festival,
  2. World Music Festival(Tugtog;or better known now as TUNOG MINDANAW),
  3. Indigenous Music Festival(Agongan or Kulintangan),
  4. Indigenous People's Festival,
  5. Dive Festival.
But in the year 2011, Tagline was change to KING OF PHILIPPINE FESTIVALS.

About HIYAS SA KADAYAWAN it was originally a model search conceptualized for a fashion industry of Davao City. In 2007 it was changed to a competing young, indigenous ladies who are more knowledgeable of the culture and history of their tribes.

The First Model Hiyas 1997 was MARIE ROSE CADORNA ESCALADA.

The First Indigenous Hiyas 2007 was SAMRAH NUH, a Kagan.

By the way, Kadayawan Theme song was composed by JOEY AYALA, a 2000 DATU BAGO AWARDEE.

Additional information was given to me, IRANUN TRIBES will be added to the 10 Tribes of Davao City.



Brief discuss about Ira-nun, they settled here in Davao year 1910.

So our celebration for KADAYAWAN FESTIVAL 2013 will be,

"11 TRIBES, 1 VIBE".


Source: PIA Davao, Davao Tourism

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

DAVAO IS MY PLACE: Davao one of the 13 consistent top performing LGUs...

DAVAO IS MY PLACE: Davao one of the 13 consistent top performing LGUs...: August 14, 2012, press release from the Department of Interior and Local Government Thirteen cities and municipalities in the country h...

Davao one of the 13 consistent top performing LGUs


August 14, 2012, press release from the Department of Interior and Local Government
Thirteen cities and municipalities in the country have emerged as consistent top performers in the local government state of performance report for the last three years, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
Secretary of Interior and Local Government Jesse M. Robredo identified the consistent top performing local government units (LGUs) as the provinces of 



The cities of




And the municipality of Ilagan in Isabela province.


“I extol these local governments for their unwavering commitment in scaling up and maintaining the highest standards of public service delivery in their respective localities.  They're shining examples serve as an inspiration to others to strive hard in the performance of their mandates,” he said.
Robredo said the thirteen LGUs regularly made it to the top ten provincial, city and municipal governments that gained the highest scores for the period 2009 to 2011 in the Department-administered Local Governance Performance Management System (LGPMS), which is being done annually.
LGPMS is a management and development tool that does not only enable local governments to determine their capabilities and limitations in the delivery of public services, but also provides information on the state of local governance performance and their state of local development.
The DILG Secretary explained that local governments are being assessed and ranked based on the performance area index ranging from one to five, with one as the lowest and five as the highest, in the following areas: administrative governance, social governance, economic governance, environmental governance and fundamentals of good governance, which include transparency, participation, and financial accountability.
A team composed of representatives from the national and local governments conducts the evaluation, while results are being validated by civil society organizations to maintain impartiality, he said.
Robredo said that LGPMS Topnotchers has not only earned the distinction of being among the best performing LGUs but they will also have a greater chance to be nominated to the Gawad Pamana ng Lahi, which is being conferred to LGUs that advances the tenets of good governance based on certain criteria, including the LGPMS.
For 2011, the following are the top performing provincial, city and municipal governments with their corresponding LGPMS rankings: Provinces—Bohol (4.91); La Union (4.89); Cavite (4.88); Pangasinan (4.87); South Cotabato (4.864); Mountain Province (4.855); Albay (4.839); Bulacan (4.836); Rizal (4.832); and Ilocos Norte (4.828).
Highly urbanized cities—San Juan City (4.9); Puerto Princesa City (4.88); Iloilo City (4.87); Valenzuela City (4.85); Makati City (4.819); Angeles City (4.816); Tacloban City (4.77); Quezon City (4.75); Taguig City (4.71); and Davao City (4.7).
Component Cities—Laoag City (4.99); Naga City (4.93); Vigan City (4.921); Ligao City (4.917); Tagaytay City (4.87); Cabanatuan City (4.86); Dipolog City (4.83); Calamba City (4.82); San Fernando City, La Union (4.81); and La Carlota City (4.79).
Municipalities—Ilagan, Isabela (4.92); Carmona, Cavite (4.9); Santol, La Union (4.89); Alimodian, Iloilo (4.883); San Mateo, Isabela (4.879); San Luis, Aurora (4.86); Surallah, South Cotabato (4.843); Maslog, Eastern Samar and New Lucena, Iloilo (4.839); Bacoor, Cavite (4.822); and San Gabriel, La Union (4.820).


KUDOS TO ALL DABAWENYOS!!!!!



DAVAO IS MY PLACE: Relief Goods From Davao City for Bulacan

DAVAO IS MY PLACE: Relief Goods From Davao City for Bulacan: 7th Inf Div assisted the City Government of Davao to distribute relief goods intended for Bulacan. The foodstuff ca...

Relief Goods From Davao City for Bulacan









7th Inf Div assisted the City Government of Davao to distribute relief goods intended for Bulacan. The foodstuff came all the way from Davao City and was shipped to Luzon by air.


More photos here 7th-Infantry-Kaugnay-Division-Philippine-Army